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Q&A: Justin Wilson – EXCLUSIVE.

A bit strange, especially when you get the white flag and you know that as long as you don't do anything silly and you don't break down youre going to win so it was great to come across the line and take the chequered flag - its good to get it out of the way.

Crash.net:
How much does it mean to you to take not only your own maiden Champ Car win but also the first win for the RuSPORT team?

Justin Wilson:
Obviously it's great. RuSPORT has been working hard, and this is only the teams second season in Champ Car. I feel very proud to have got their first victory and hopefully it will be the first of many.

Crash.net:
We have a good relationship with your team-mate AJ who has his column here on Crash.net. What was his reaction to the win? Was he a little jealous that you got there before him?

Justin Wilson:
Obviously we both want to win, but AJ is a good guy and he was trying as hard as he could to be right there with me but unfortunately he wasn't able to make the podium. Everyone is just happy that he is ok and not injured. He went back to the hotel and I was doing media stuff until late last night so he sent me a text to say well done and then we met up for the team dinner and he was back to his usual playful self getting up to mischief as he does!

He's obviously disappointed but at the same time he is happy that he was competitive in the race and could have been right there.

Crash.net:
This win has done your title chances no harm - do you now see yourself as a serious contender for the Champ Car World Series title?

Justin Wilson:
Yeah I think we can challenge for the championship. We don't quite have the knowledge and the data to rely on that Newman Haas and Forsythe have so we are going to be the outsiders but I think we can keep working quietly away at it and if Paul and Sebastien get friendlier still then who knows what might happen.

Crash.net:
Both you and AJ have run up near the front on a number of occasions so you must feel like RuSPORT will be near the front for the rest of the season.

Justin Wilson:
I think we can be. We showed that in Portland and it's a shame we got a DNF there because we were running at the front and who knows how many points we could have scored from that. We just have to move on and try and make the most of every opportunity which is what we did this weekend. We weren't the quickest car in the first half of the race but we kept hanging in and pushing and the race gets turned around and things happen in your favour.

Crash.net:
You've taken this win while most of the focus of British motor sport fans has been on the Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Is Formula One somewhere you want to be, do you still hanker after a return to F1?

Justin Wilson:
At the minute no, I'm very happy here in Champ Cars. I really enjoy the racing and the environment, I like being part of RuSPORT and in the short term I don't see my career changing. Formula One is what it is, but this is where I want to go racing.

Crash.net:
And you must now feel like this justifies the decision you made to go to the States.

Justin Wilson:


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Race winner, Justin Wilson.
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Race winner Justin Wilson
Sebastien Bourdais with his son after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
The red flag is waived halting attempts to start Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto on Saturday. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway and Team Owner Ed Carpenter celebrate victory in Race 2 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais gets a congratulatory hug from team co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven after winning Race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Chevrolet sweeps the podium with winner Mike Conway (center), driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrating his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. Tony Kanaan (left), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet celebrates his second-place finish. Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet celebrates his third-place finish. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag while racing to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the second of two IndyCar Series races through the streets of Exhibition Place, in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway on his way to victory in the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway jumps for joy after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway with the winner`s flag after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway receives the winner`s trophy after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway, Tony Kanaan and Will Power pose for a selfie on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan and Will Power pose for a selfie on the podium after the second round of the Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader on Sunday July 20 2014. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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